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Purdue says files for bankruptcy in bid to settle opioid crisis cases

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Purdue Pharma is to file for bankruptcy in a settlement agreement that it hopes will provide more than $10 billion to …

War at the dinner table: Hong Kong families divided over protests

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For weeks, Jane lied to her mother about joining Hong Kong's protests -- pretending her rucksack was bulging with books, …

Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker

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Six weeks after he took office and six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, Prime Minister …

Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US

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The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members …

100 days in: How Hong Kongers sustain protests with creativity

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With Hong Kong shaken by 100 days of huge pro-democracy protests, activists have adopted a host of creative ways to fuel …

Oil prices soar more than 10% after Saudi plant attacks

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Oil prices surged more than 10 percent Monday after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the …

Erdogan hosts Putin, Rouhani for Syria summit

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian and Iranian counterparts on Monday for their latest summit …

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland: Ward

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Joe Schmidt's dream of bowing out as Ireland coach after guiding them to their first Rugby World Cup semi-final is set …

US 'locked and loaded' after Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

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President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that …

Chile's rising star Niemann wins first PGA Tour event by six shots

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Joaquin Niemann fired a closing round of 64 on Sunday to capture The Greenbrier by six strokes and become the first …

General Motors auto workers call strike in US

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The United Auto Workers union called a nationwide strike against General Motors Sunday, with some 46,000 members set to …

Dresses flow for Beckham, billow for Goddard: London fashion trends

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From Victoria Beckham's flowing dresses to Molly Goddard's airy creations in tulle, London Fashion Week, ending Tuesday …

Paine proud of Australia despite defeat in fifth Test

Sep 15 2019

Australia captain Tim Paine said it was mission accomplished even though his team lost the fifth and final Ashes Test …

Blame game as wheels come off India's auto sector

Sep 15 2019

When India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that a preference by millennials for ride-hailing apps was …

Trump says US 'locked and loaded' to respond to Saudi oil attack

Sep 15 2019

President Donald Trump said Sunday the US is "locked and loaded" to respond to an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure …

In show of bond, Trump to join Modi in mass Houston rally

Sep 15 2019

President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a massive gathering of Indian-Americans in Houston, the …

Anti-establishment figures claim first round wins in Tunisia polls

Sep 15 2019

Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours …

Algeria poll on December 12: interim president

Sep 15 2019

Algeria is to hold a presidential election on December 12, five months into a political vacuum since longtime leader …

Tear gas, Molotovs and brawls mark 99th day of Hong Kong protests

Sep 15 2019

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol …

Saudi races to restore oil supply, strike blamed on Iran

Sep 15 2019

Saudi Arabia raced on Sunday to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by …

England win fifth Test to square Ashes series

Sep 15 2019

England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending …

Tunisia votes for new president amid turnout concerns

Sep 15 2019

Tunisians chose Sunday from a crowded field in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring, …

Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims 'huge' Brexit progress

Sep 15 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday declared Britain would break out of the European Union just like the comic book …

Trump may meet Iran leader despite Saudi attacks: White House

Sep 15 2019

The White House said on Sunday President Donald Trump may still meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, despite the …

Tunisia votes in tight presidential poll

Sep 15 2019

Tunisian voters turned out Sunday to choose from a crowded field of candidates after a divisive campaign in the …

Saudi races to restore oil supply after strike blamed on Iran

Sep 15 2019

Saudi Arabia raced on Sunday to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by …

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Sep 15 2019

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol …

Tunisia heads to polls for tightly fought presidential contest

Sep 15 2019

Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab …

Former Wales captain Thomas explains HIV stance

Sep 15 2019

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has released an emotional video explaining his …

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

Sep 15 2019

Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect …

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Sep 15 2019

Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab …

Ponting eyes batting shake-up for Australia summer Tests

Sep 15 2019

Only three Australian batsmen are certain to start the summer Test series against Pakistan, according to former skipper …

Ex-PM Cameron slams Johnson over Brexit

Sep 15 2019

Former British prime minister David Cameron launched a blistering attack on the UK's current leader Boris Johnson in …

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Sep 15 2019

Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the …

Generation healthy: alcoholic seltzer craze sweeps US

Sep 15 2019

Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in …

YouTube 'creators' fret over impact of new child protection rules

Sep 15 2019

Samuel Rader quit his job three years ago to work full time on his YouTube channel, "Sam and Nia," featuring videos of …

Large US banks sweating the move to lower interest rates

Sep 15 2019

President Donald Trump's attacks on the US Federal Reserve make financial markets cringe, but his demand for zero …

The perennial problem of Italy's agro-mafia

Sep 15 2019

Thousands of exploited workers who are paid a pittance to work in unacceptable conditions: welcome to the dark side of …

UK PM claims huge progress in Brexit talks

Sep 15 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, …

Amid talk of revamp, Europe's giants begin Champions League assault

Sep 15 2019

While the battle for the Champions League of the future is fought behind the scenes, this week the continent's biggest …

Drones hit Saudi Aramco plants, disrupting oil flow

Sep 14 2019

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it was ready to respond to drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels on two major …

Australia having a 'mare' with Ashes DRS calls

Sep 14 2019

Australia captain Tim Paine admitted he was having "a mare" after twice failing to review umpiring decisions in the …

Benzema brilliance inspires Real, Fati lights up Barca

Sep 14 2019

Karim Benzema scored twice for Real Madrid in a 3-2 win against Levante with Eden Hazard making his La Liga debut while …

Former Wales captain Thomas reveals he has HIV

Sep 14 2019

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told the BBC that he is HIV positive.

Yemeni rebel attacks pose danger to Saudi infrastructure

Sep 14 2019

Drone attacks launched by Yemeni rebels on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday have exposed the threat to critical …

Protests against German car industry rev up in Frankfurt

Sep 14 2019

Thousands of protesters, many on bicycles, gathered in the southern German city of Frankfurt Saturday to protest outside …

Moscow holds Taliban talks

Sep 14 2019

A Taliban delegation held talks with Russian officials in Moscow after US negotiations with the Afghan insurgents …

New Italy government lets rescued migrants disembark

Sep 14 2019

Italy on Saturday allowed rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on Lampedusa, in a reversal of the hardline …

Yemeni rebel drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

Sep 14 2019

Drone attacks launched by Iran-linked Yemeni rebels sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities Saturday, prompting …

Trump confirms death of Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

Sep 14 2019

US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder …

Liverpool stretch Premier League lead, Chelsea, Tottenham hit form

Sep 14 2019

Liverpool recovered from a shock Newcastle opener to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a …

African leaders laud Mugabe at state funeral in divided Zimbabwe

Sep 14 2019

Zimbabwe gave former president Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man …

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Sep 14 2019

Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across …

Divided Zimbabwe bids farewell to Mugabe with state funeral

Sep 14 2019

Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man …

Drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

Sep 14 2019

Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early Saturday, the interior ministry said, in the latest …

Tropical Storm Humberto targets hurricane-hit Bahamas

Sep 14 2019

The devastated northern Bahama islands were facing a fresh tropical storm on Saturday, potentially complicating …

Spain in last-chance bid to avoid fresh elections

Sep 14 2019

Spain's Pedro Sanchez has just nine days left to resolve a political crisis that could drag the country to its fourth …

After Dorian, Bahamas drowning in a flood of donations

Sep 14 2019

In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, the government and charitable organizations are struggling to cope with the incoming …

At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Sep 14 2019

At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio …

African leaders to pay tribute at Mugabe state funeral

Sep 14 2019

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe will be given a state funeral on Saturday with a dozen African leaders expected to …

Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: the CIA's secret animal spies

Sep 14 2019

In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself …

More than ever, Mike Pompeo at helm of Trump foreign policy

Sep 14 2019

Speaking at the White House after John Bolton's surprise exit as national security adviser, Secretary of State Mike …

PayPal cautious about future of Libra cryptocurrency

Sep 14 2019

PayPal is cautious about the future of Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra, which is slated to debut with the …

Pressure was 'horrendous' says World Cup winner Mark Andrews

Sep 14 2019

As a member of the South Africa team that won the 1995 World Cup and was later immortalised in the Clint Eastwood film …

Tropical storm warning issued for hurricane-hit Bahamas

Sep 14 2019

A tropical storm warning was issued on Friday for the northern Bahamas as UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned …

Sterling not on same level as Messi, Ronaldo, says Guardiola

Sep 14 2019

Pep Guardiola would love Raheem Sterling to reach the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but the …

Smith unfazed by burden of Australia run-scoring

Sep 14 2019

Steve Smith refused to blame his inconsistent teammates for their batting failures during the Ashes after he again …

Pound jumps on Brexit hopes as global stocks firm

Sep 14 2019

The British pound hit a seven-week high against the dollar Friday amid easing fears of a no-deal Brexit.

Disney chief exits Apple board as firms become streaming rivals

Sep 14 2019

Disney chief Bob Iger resigned from Apple's board of directors as the companies are poised to launch rival online …

Actress Huffman gets two weeks jail in US college admissions scandal

Sep 14 2019

Actress Felicity Huffman was given two weeks jail time Friday for paying bribes to help her daughter gain admission to a …

'My quest': Priyanka Chopra brings Bollywood to Toronto

Sep 13 2019

No Indian star has made a bigger splash in Hollywood than Priyanka Chopra -- and the "Baywatch" actress told AFP she is …

Biden weathers Democratic debate but uncertainty persists

Sep 13 2019

Joe Biden did what he needed to -- avoid major blunders -- in the latest debate featuring the top Democrats in the 2020 …

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg protests at White House

Sep 13 2019

Teen climate champion Greta Thunberg brought her global environmental message to the heart of the US government on …

Mugabe to be buried in a month at Zimbabwe's 'heroes' monument

Sep 13 2019

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe's family and the government on Friday said he would be buried in about a month …

Archer claims six wickets as England take charge of Ashes finale

Sep 13 2019

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England bowled Australia out for 225 to gain the upper hand on the second day of the …

US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

Sep 13 2019

The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said …

Mugabe family agree to burial at Zimbabwe 'heroes' monument

Sep 13 2019

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe's family and the government on Friday said he would be buried in about a month …

Paris traffic snarled as metro workers strike over pension reform

Sep 13 2019

Paris metro workers walked off the job Friday in the first major protest against a looming pension system overhaul, …

S.African protesters demand crackdown on femicide

Sep 13 2019

With placards stating "Enough is enough", hundreds of protesters marched in Johannesburg on Friday to protest at …

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world's first malaria vaccine

Sep 13 2019

Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world's …

Forest fires destroying vital buffer against climate change

Sep 13 2019

With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests …

French right-wing power broker jailed in fraud trial

Sep 13 2019

A French court on Friday jailed for four years a right-wing power broker who for decades along with his wife dominated …

Snowden, Rushdie back calls to uphold independence of French daily Le Monde

Sep 13 2019

Around 500 leading writers, artists and activists, including US whistleblower Edward Snowden and novelist Salman …

Prized Notre-Dame tapestry out of danger after water worries

Sep 13 2019

A rare royal tapestry housed at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris has been spared the water damage officials feared, after …

After Mugabe's death, Zimbabwean migrant recalls 'betrayal'

Sep 13 2019

When Trust Sibanda was born in 1979, Zimbabwe was Rhodesia -- a British colony whose white minority government had …

Paris traffic gridlock as metro workers strike over pension reform

Sep 13 2019

Paris metro workers walked off the job Friday over plans for a major overhaul of the pension system, sparking huge …

Mugabe's family agree to burial at 'heroes' monument

Sep 13 2019

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, …

Event cancellations mount in protest-wracked Hong Kong

Sep 13 2019

One of Hong Kong's most prestigious sporting tournaments on Friday became the latest victim of the huge protests …

Mugabe's family agree to burial in 'heroes' monument

Sep 13 2019

The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, …

Skin-crawling discovery: 'body farm' scientists find corpses move

Sep 13 2019

An Australian scientist has proved that human bodies move around significantly for more than a year after death, in …

Paris commuters hit as metro workers strike over pension reform

Sep 13 2019

Paris metro and other public transport workers walked off the job Friday over a planned pension overhaul, sparking huge …

Police thwart climate activists' drone bid to close Heathrow

Sep 13 2019

London police deployed Friday a sweeping security cordon around Heathrow Airport and made seven arrests to thwart …

'I cannot stay silent': Turkish rappers get political

Sep 13 2019

A 15-minute rap song has taken Turkey by storm, touching a nerve in the polarised society at a time when artists are …

UK parliament speaker vows to thwart PM over Brexit law

Sep 13 2019

Britain's parliamentary speaker has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a …

Biden fights off rivals in Democratic 2020 debate

Sep 13 2019

Frontrunner Joe Biden went on the offensive Thursday in the third Democratic debate of the 2020 White House race, …

Climate campaigners plan Heathrow drone shutdown

Sep 13 2019

Climate activists planned to fly toy drones around London's Heathrow Airport on Friday in a controversial effort to shut …

Trump says Iranian leadership 'wants to meet'

Sep 13 2019

President Donald Trump said he believes that Iran's leadership wants to talk, adding to expectations that he is trying …

'Let us sleep': English churches welcome campers

Sep 13 2019

Silent night, holy night takes on a whole new meaning for visitors paying for an unorthodox overnight stay in a …

Hong Kong festival mooncakes get a protest makeover

Sep 13 2019

At the back of her tiny shop, Hong Kong baker Naomi Suen pulls out a fresh tray of mooncakes -- each one sporting …

Disgraced Zarooni pleads for clemency to 'feed my family'

Sep 13 2019

Banned trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni, responsible for the biggest doping scandal in British racing history, has asked the …

US wants to make 'meaningful progress' in China trade talks

Sep 13 2019

US trade negotiators want to make "meaningful progress" in upcoming talks with China, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …

Biden comes out fighting in Democratic White House debate

Sep 13 2019

Frontrunner Joe Biden came out swinging in the third Democratic debate for the White House nomination, clashing with his …